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SAVE THE DATE FOR FEBRUARY 6TH – Press Release from Lower Nehalem Community Trust

Into the Muck! Estuary Management, Monitoring, and Restoration On the Nehalem 

Nehalem, OR – On February 6th at 6pm, come get ‘Into the Muck’ and learn about our Nehalem River estuary! Home to birds, beasts, and all manner of slippery things, estuaries are one of the most productive ecosystems on earth. They provide critical environmental and economic benefits and host uniquely adapted plant and animal communities that thrive in this zone where the freshwater and saltwater mix. The Nehalem estuary spans more than 2,800 acres and hosts diverse habitats from freshwater streams to critically threatened Spruce swamp (historically one of the most common coastal habitats in Oregon), tidal sloughs, salt marsh and more!  

The Lower Nehalem Community Trust is hosting this educational presentation in partnership with Tillamook Estuaries Partnership, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council. Come learn about estuaries and the management, monitoring and restoration happening here on the Nehalem. We hope you can join us for a fun evening of learning.  


The event will be held Tuesday, February 6 at the North County Recreation District (NCRD) Kitchen and Gallery, located at 36155 9th St, Nehalem, OR. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments. The presentation will start at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will also be available to watch live via Zoom (registration link). Registration for this event is encouraged: 

This event is part of a series of events in conjunction with the 13th Biennial Nehalem Estuary Cleanup happening this year on March 9. Don’t miss the chance to join 100+ volunteers heading out to sections of the Nehalem estuary to remove trash and recyclables, culminating in an afternoon celebration with food, music and socializing! The following events are free and open to all. We encourage you to participate in education, action and art for our estuary! 

February 6th, 6pm @ NCRD Kitchen & Gallery (6155 9th St, Nehalem) 

Estuary Panel Discussion: Into the Muck – Estuary Management, Monitoring, and Restoration on the Nehalem’ 



February 11th, 10am-12pm at Alder Creek Farm (35955 Underhill Lane, Nehalem) 

Explore Nature: Seed Bomb Making and Riparian Planting (Family Friendly!) 



March 9th, 7:30am @ Wheeler Waterfront Park 

Biennial Nehalem Estuary Cleanup (Family Friendly!) 



March 15th, 2pm – 6pm @ NCRD Kitchen (6155 9th St, Nehalem, OR)
Marine Debris Art Workshop Culminating in Gallery Display Through the Month of April at Manzanita News and Espresso (Family Friendly!) 



The Lower Nehalem Community Trust preserves land and nurtures conservation values in partnership with an engaged community in the Nehalem region of the Oregon Coast. For more information contact: Emily Akdedian at 

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